John Farley is a vice president and cyber risk consulting practice leader for HUB International’s risk services division. Based in Chicago, HUB International is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, reinsurance, investment and risk management products and services through offices located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Farley is based in New York City and brings 23 years of risk consulting experience to the firm. While working at HUB International, Farley has performed a variety of cyber risk consulting services for clients across many industries, including healthcare, retail, financial services, higher education and information technology companies. He serves as a resource for pre-breach planning and post-data breach response in network security and privacy liability consulting. In this role, he applies extensive knowledge in data breach response best practices and works diligently with clients to achieve optimal results in cost mitigation.
Farley acts as a central coordinator between all parties involved – the client, insurance carriers and any outsourced service provider hired, including IT forensics experts, privacy attorneys, public relations firms, call center operators and other breach response service providers.
Farley also facilitates online access to HUB International’s e-Risk hub. This online database serves clients’ educational needs in the ever-changing network security and privacy risk environment. In addition, Farley provides client training that helps them forecast potential loss costs related to a network security event.
He is a regular speaker at educational seminars on multiple network security and privacy liability challenges facing organizations today. Areas of focus are HIPAA, payment card industry data security standards, FERPA, government threat sharing initiatives, regulatory compliance and data breach notice requirements at the state, federal and international levels.
Farley has a bachelors of arts degree in English and a minor in business management from Manhattan College. In addition, he has received his associate in claims (AIC) designation.